English Curriculum

Year 3

Week 1

Reading

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Writing

  • Expectations and presentation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Spellings

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To give the meaning of new vocabulary
  • To identify vocabulary which describes a character
  • To explain how the author has created an effective setting
  • To answer questions about the opening to show knowledge and comprehension

 

Writing

  • Character profile
  • Setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify nouns and verbs

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters in words from different origins

Week 3

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To compare the themes within the book
  • To interpret and explain the meaning of what has been read
  • To summarise what has been read

 

Writing

  • Adventure story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Noun suffixes (-ness, -est, -er)

 

Spellings

  • To recognise how the suffixes –ness, –est and –er change the meaning of nouns

Week 4

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a letter
  • To contrast persuasive techniques
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To summarise what has been read
  • To make a prediction

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify adjectives and adverbs

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent e and its impact

Week 5

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To justify inferences about how a character is feeling
  • To justify my inferences with evidence
  • To complete a reading assessment
  • To retrieve information

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise adjectives with the suffixes –ful, -less, -er or –est in sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise adjectives with the suffixes –ful, -less, -er or –est in sentences

Week 6

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To discuss the front cover and blurb of a book
  • To evaluate the features of a diary
  • To explain how a character is feeling
  • To infer information from the text
  • To answer retrieval questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall co-ordinating conjunctions using FANBOYS

 

Spellings

  • To recognise double letters in common spellings words

Week 7

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an instructional text
  • To examine the impact of author’s word choices
  • To infer information from the text
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, because) within a text
  • To recognise and discuss  differences between headings and subheadings

 

Spellings

  • To discuss plural nouns that have an o after a consonant  add es

Week 7

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • .To identify the features of a monologue
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To comment on the structure of a text
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information
  • To summarise a text effectively

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are

 

Spellings

  • To identify The soft c sound

Week 1

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To examine an author’s writing styleTo discuss the use of dialogueTo identify themes within an author’s writingTo discuss words and phrases that the author usesTo retrieve, deduce and infer information

 

Writing

  • Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how to correctly use a or an
  • To identify and create noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ort sound

Week 2

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To analyse an author’s word choices
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning
  • To infer from a passage how a character feels
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To write a book review

 

Writing

  • Story writing with a dilemma

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between statements, questions, commands and exclamations

 

Spellings

  • To compare the different sounds for the spelling ough

Week 3

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To analyse the front cover and blurb
  • To examine the themes of a text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To infer characterisation
  • To retrieve information from the text

 

Writing

  • 1st person narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how to use commas in a list
  • To identify the difference between 1st and 3rd person

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ar sound

Week 4

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To infer how a character feels
  • To examine the style of an author
  • To analyse a change in a character
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Write in the style of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to correctly use a range of different punctuation
  • To recognise when and why  paragraphs are used

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 5

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To discuss what is meant by a moral
  • To answer a big question justifying my opinion
  • To use skimming and scanning to retrieve information
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To sequence events from the story

 

Writing

  • Story with a moral

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify words that have apostrophes for omission and explain which letter/s have been omitted

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 6

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To discuss what is meant by a moral
  • To answer a big question justifying my opinion
  • To use skimming and scanning to retrieve information
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To sequence events from the story

 

Writing

  • Story with a moral

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify words that have apostrophes for omission and explain which letter/s have been omitted

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 7

Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a poem
  • To identify unfamiliar vocabulary
  • To examine rhyming couplets
  • To write a summary of the poem
  • To evaluate key themes within a poem

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how apostrophes are used for possession

 

Spellings

  • To identify  the k sound spelt ch

Week 8

Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Reading

  • To find evidence by skimming and scanning
  • To retrieve information from the poem
  • To deduce effectively to answer questions
  • To retrieve information to answer true or false questions
  • To sequence a poem

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the difference between past, present and future tenses

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words
  • To revise  maths terminology

Week 1

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To identify the features of a play script
  • To retrieve information to show understanding
  • To infer information about how a character is feeling
  • To identify and discuss unfamiliar words

 

Writing

  • Write a play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To sort words into different word classes

 

Spellings

  • To add suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Week 2

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To write a summary
  • To infer meaning of how a character is feeling using evidence from the text
  • To explain how language helps develop a character
  • To infer information about why a character acts in the way they do
  • To answer a range of question types

 

Writing

  • Character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to change sentences so they are in the past, present or  future tense

 

Spellings

  • To identify the i sound in the middle of words spelt with a y

Week 3

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To examine writers word choices
  • To complete a reading assessment
  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To interpret the themes behind a story
  • To answer a big question justifying my opinion

 

Writing

  • Write as Narrator

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall how and when to use apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • To recognise that u sound is also spelt ou

Week 4

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a first person narrative
  • To explain how information is related and contributes to meaning as a whole
  • To explain how the meaning is enhanced through the use of words and phrases
  • To summarise a story
  • To infer meaning from the text

 

Writing

  • 1st person narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall how and when to use apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • To compare the prefixes: un, dis and mis

Week 5

The Jabberwocky

Reading

  • To identify the features of a poem
  • To recognise the themes behind a poem
  • To analyse the meaning of a poem
  • To discuss the vocabulary of a poem
  • To explain the impact rhyme has

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to use conjunctions to express time (when, before, after, while, so)

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the in, il, im and ir  prefixes

Week 6

The Jabberwocky

 

Reading

  • To explain the meaning of portmanteau words
  • To answer retrieval questions about the poem
  • To perform a poem
  • To complete a comprehension/ To perform a poem
  • To write a summary

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise  how to use adverbs to express time (first, then, next, soon)

 

Spellings

  • To compare the prefixes: re,  sub, inter

Week 1

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To answer a big question
  • To infer information about the Iron Man’s actions
  • To analyse the language used
  • To answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

Predictions, character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

To demonstrate how to use the present perfect tense

 

Spellings

To compare the use of prefixes super, anti, auto

Week 2

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper report
  • To empathise with a character through language choices
  • To infer information from a text
  • To identify features of a book review
    (World Book Day)
  • To infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions
  • To recall the purpose of headings and subheadings

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of the  suffixes: ation

Week 3

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To write a book review
  • To investigate the author’s word choices
  • To infer meaning from the text
  • To compare how the characters have developed throughout the book

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to punctuate speech correctly
  • To recall the spelling rules studied this week

 

Spellings

  • To identify the use of the suffixes ly

Week 4

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To consider the author’s use of language
  • To retrieve information
  • To infer information from a text
  • To make inferences from the text using text evidence
  • To review the end of a story

 

Writing

  • 3rd person fantasy narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare the use of the suffixes: ly and ally

Week 5

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To discuss the context of a book
  • To define words in context
  • To analyse a character through their vocabulary choices
  • To infer using clues from the text
  • To retrieve information

 

Writing

  • Writing a scene

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise complex and compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • To compare the ending sure + ture

Week 6

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To retrieve and deduce from the text
  • To infer information using evidence from the text
  • To retrieve information and identify words in context
  • To infer information using Point, evidence, Explain
  • To use inferences and the author’s vocabulary choices to analyse a character

 

Writing

  • Setting Description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall coordinating conjunctions using FANBOYS

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the spelling when the ending sounds like shun

Week 1

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To practise a range of comprehension questions to show knowledge of the text
  • To identify the features of a letter
  • To gather information effectively using retrieval and summary skills
  • To discuss the impact of vocabulary choices on the reader
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning

 

Writing

  • Letter writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to correctly use different tenses, including present perfect

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the ous suffix

Week 2

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To infer meaning from the text
  • To make predictions about the ending
  • To make comparisons throughout the text
  • To analyse a change in character
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Ghost Story ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To match words to their word class
  • To revise how to use paragraphs correctly

 

Spellings

  • To compare suffixes

Week 3

Margaret-Wild_Fox

Fox

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To infer information from the text
  • To compare the different characters within the text
  • To predict what might happen next using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Perspective writing – Magpie

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall how to punctuate speech correctly

 

Spellings

  • To compare suffixes that sound like shun

Week 4

Margaret-Wild_Fox

Reading

  • To infer information from the text
  • To analyse vocabulary in a text
  • To explain the author’s word choices
  • To summarise a section of the book
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Perspective writing – Fox

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise complex sentences
  • To distinguish between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare suffixes that sound like shun

Week 5

Margaret-Wild_Fox

Fox

 

Reading

  • To justify my inferences with evidence from the text
  • To analyse an author’s writing style
  • To discuss how meaning is enhanced through the choice of words
  • To empathise with a range of characters
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Write in the style  of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise the difference between apostrophes for possession and omission

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the gue and que sounds

Week 6

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction
  • To analyse a character’s traits
  • To analyse a character’s emotions
  • To analyse how a character’s emotions have changed
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Character development

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions within a text
  • To explain when to use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before a word

 

Spellings

  • To identify words spelt ch but with the sh sound

Week 1

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To evaluate the features of a diary
  • To explain how a character is feeling
  • To infer information from the text
  • To answer retrieval questions
  • To answer a range of questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To compare different sentence types

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the s sound spelt sc

Week 2

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an autobiography
  • To compare contrasts within the text
  • To retrieve information
  • To make inferences
  • To make a prediction based on evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To change the tense of sentences using the past, present and future tense

 

Spellings

  • To compare the ay sound spelt ei, eigh or ey

Week 3

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To analyse the author’s use of vocabulary and language
  • To make a prediction
  • To justify an inference about a character’s transformation
  • To analyse an author’s word choice
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Write in the style  of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write examples of speech using the correct punctuation

 

Spellings

  • To explain the possessive apostrophe

Week 4

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a play script
  • To retrieve information to show understanding
  • To infer information about how a character is feeling
  • To identify and discuss unfamiliar words
  • To sequence events

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise the various uses of apostrophes

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 5

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To make inferences about a character
  • To use vocabulary to make inference
  • To understand words in context
  • To empathise with a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

  • Own Fantasy story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the different word classes

 

Spellings

To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 6

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To make inferences about a character
  • To use vocabulary to make inferences
  • To put events in chronological order using retrieval
  • To empathise with a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

Own Fantasy story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write sentences that include subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Autumn 1

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg
  • The Hodgeheg
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • Character profile, setting description
  • Adventure story
  • Persuasive letter
  • Balanced argument
  • Diary
  • Instructions
  • Monologue

Autumn 2

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • The Original Velveteen Rabbit 
  • Alternative ending
  • Story writing with a dilemma
  • 1st person narrative
  • Write in the style of the author
  • Story with a moral
  • Poetry Writing

Spring 1

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach
  • James and the Giant Peach play script
  • The Jabberwocky
  • Write a play script
  • Character description
  • Write as Narrator
  • 1st person narrative
  • Poetry writing

Spring 2

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man
  • Iron Man
  • The Giant’s Necklace
  • Predictions, character description
  • Newspaper report
  • 3rd person fantasy narrative
  • Writing a scene
  • Setting Description

Summer 1

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace
  • The Giant’s Necklace
  • Fox
  • Letter writing
  • Ghost Story ending
  • Perspective writing- Magpie
  • Perspective writing- Fox
  • Write in the style  of the author
  • Character development

Summer 2

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Diary
  • Autobiography
  • Write in the style  of the author
  • Play script
  • Own Fantasy story

Year 4

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

The-Vanishing-Rainforest_Richard-Platt_500x750

Vanishing Rainforest

 

Reading

  • To read and discuss the themes within a text
  • To identify the features of an information text
  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To summarise effectively

 

Writing

  • Information writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how conjunctions are used s to link arguments If, although, despite

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters in words from different origins

Week 3

The-Vanishing-Rainforest_Richard-Platt_500x750

Vanishing Rainforest

 

Reading

  • .To retrieve, deduce and infer information
  • To identify the features of a persuasive letter
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To infer information using evidence from a text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify singular and plural nouns
  • To recognise the difference between plural and possessive s

 

Spellings

  • To compare which w words have a silent h and which do not (need to learn the specifics)

Week 4

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To discuss the front cover and blurb
  • To identify the language used in an emotive letter
  • To infer meaning from a text
  • To explain the meaning of words
  • To recap on the story so far

 

Writing

  • Emotive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To compare simple and compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • To show the silent e changes the sound of the vowel that precedes it (eg rid to ride)

Week 5

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction
  • To discuss the vocabulary an author uses in descriptions
  • To infer meaning from a text
  • To infer and retrieve information from a text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Descriptive narrative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between simple and compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise that ate can also be spelt eight

Week 6

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To give the meaning of new vocabulary using the context of the text
  • To use evidence from the text to justify a complaint
  • To infer how a character is feeling
  • To make a prediction based on my previous reading

 

Writing

  • Letter of complaint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write complex sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise these words all contain double letters

Week 7

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information showing the difference in characters (Maia and Finn)
  • To identify the features of a diary
  • To analyse Clovis’ character
  • To discuss the themes within a story
  • To identify the features of information texts and answer questions about them

 

Writing

  • Narrative different viewpoint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the layout of different texts (including subtitles and organising paragraphs)

 

Spellings

  • To discuss plural nouns that have an o after a consonant  add es

Week 8

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To discuss the vocabulary an author uses in description
  • To explain how dialogue is used to advance the narrative
  • To identify different literary techniques the author has used
  • To infer information about Finn’s character
  • To answer retrieval questions

 

Writing

  • Adventure story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to punctuate direct  speech

 

Spellings

  • To identify The soft c sound

Week 1

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper report
  • To use inference skills to understand character emotions
  • To retrieve information
  • To identify information from a newspaper article
  • To give the meaning of words in context

 

Writing

  • Newspaper writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise and write fronted adverbials

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ort sound

Week 2

Ride of Passage short film

 

Reading

  • To analyse how emotion changes through a narrative
  • To understand figurative language
  • To understand a character’s emotions
  • To analyse how a character’s emotions have changed
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Setting and character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the choice between using nouns or pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To compare the different sounds for the spelling ough

Week 3

Ride of Passage short film

 

Reading

  • To summarise a passage of text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To infer meaning from the text
  • To discuss the impact of an author’s punctuation choices
  • To make comparisons about the character

 

Writing

  • Retell a story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between superlative and comparatives

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ar sound

Week 4

David Attenborough Documentary

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a non-fiction text
  • To discuss the meaning of vocabulary
  • To find evidence from the text
  • To answer comprehension questions
  • To infer meaning from character description and dialogue

 

Writing

  • Documentary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between writing in the past, present and future tense

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 5

Snake

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify and write expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To discuss  spelling words

Week 6

Tudor-Rose_Anne-Perry_500x750

Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction about a text
  • To discuss and explain the meaning of words in context
  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To infer how a character is feeling
  • To discuss themes and explain the meaning of words in context

 

Writing

  • Predictions and monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall the difference between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • To recognise words starting ch but with the sh sound

Week 7

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Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To make inferences about the characters within the text
  • To explain how language is used to contrast different characters
  • To discuss how a character is developed within the text
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To infer meaning from a text

 

Writing

  • Character descriptions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to use basic punctuation

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words
  • To revise maths terminology

Week 1

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Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To identify changes in language, setting and character
  • To identify changes in language, setting and character
  • To explain the impact language choices have on the reader
  • To discuss the impact language choices have on the reader
  • To make a detailed prediction based on evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions and their purpose

 

Spellings

  • To add suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Week 2

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Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To compare the change in themes within the text
  • To summarise a chapter effectively
  • To infer information from the text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write in the present perfect tense

 

Spellings

  • To identify The i sound in the middle of words spelt with a y

Week 3

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To identify features of a play script
  • To analyse the impact of stage directions
  • To analyse language used and its impact on the reader
  • To explain how characters are developed within a play script
  • To make an effective prediction

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of determiners and articles within sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise that the u sound is also spelt ou

Week 4

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To analyse language and its meaning in context
  • To identify the features of a speech
  • To summarise the author’s intent with speech writing
  • To retrieve information
  • To complete a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Speech writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise a range of modal verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare the prefixes:
 un, dis and mis

Week 5

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To sequence the events form a text
  • To infer using evidence from the text
  • To discuss how the author’s phrases add meaning
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To identify and answer a range of question types

 

Writing

  • Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss verb inflections

 

Spellings

  • To analyse  the in, im, il and ir prefixes

Week 6

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To compare how a character changes throughout the text
  • To discuss how vocabulary choices changes the meaning
  • To retrieve information
  • To use Point, Evidence, Explain to infer from the text
  • To identify and answer a range of question types

 

Writing

Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recall how apostrophes are used for possession

 

Spellings

To compare the prefixes: re, sub, inter

Week 1

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Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To make predictions
  • To identify the features of a biography
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To identify the impact of language choices and phrases
  • To write an effective summary

 

Writing

  • Biography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To compare the use of prefixes super, anti, auto

Week 2

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Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To explore the meaning of vocabulary used in the text
  • To analyse a character
  • To discuss the genre of writing and make comparisons
  • To explain the meaning of  words in context
  • To summarise key events

 

Writing

  • Detective and mystery writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to use inverted commas correctly

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of the suffix:  ation

Week 3

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Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To sequence the events of a text
  • To identify the features of an explanation text
  • To retrieve key information
  • To discuss the impact vocabulary choices have on the reader
  • To write a prediction using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Explanation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how paragraphs can be used to organise ideas

 

Spellings

  • To identify the use of the suffixes ly

Week 4

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Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To identify features of a persuasive text
  • To empathise with a character
  • To use inference to understand why a character acts like they do
  • To give the meaning of different words
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive writing and diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall different modal verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare the use of the suffixes: ly and ally

Week 5

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Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To infer how a character feels from the text
  • To discuss the impact language has on the reader
  • To discuss contrast
  • To discuss the contrast in vocabulary
  • To answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Emotive recount

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between the plural and possessive s

 

Spellings

  • To compare the endings sure + ture

Week 6

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Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning
  • To identify  contrasting information
  • To analyse the difference between fact and opinion
  • To write an effective summary

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise a range of SPaG terminology

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the spelling when the ending sounds like shun

Week 1

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Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a leaflet
  • To retrieve and record key information
  • To retrieve and record key information
  • To skim and scan to find information
  • To retrieve information from a text

 

Writing

  • Leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall different prepositions and their functions

 

Spellings

  • To demonstrate the s sound spelt sc

Week 2

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Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To answer comprehension questions to demonstrate understanding
  • To use inference skills to answer questions
  • To identify and understand the meaning of new vocabulary
  • To summarise my favourite book (world book day)
  • To use evidence from the text to justify my answer

 

Writing

  • Persuasive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to choose between using nouns and pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To identify the ay sound spelt ei, eigh or ey

Week 3

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Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases
  • To identify the features of a book review
  • To summarise a text
  • To discuss the feelings of a character
  • To identify words in context

 

Writing

Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recall the difference between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

To explain the possessive apostrophe

Week 4

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Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To infer a narrative from pictures
  • To use vocabulary to make inferences
  • To put events in chronological order
  • To empathise with a character discussing vocabulary choices
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

Adventure story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recognise sentences written in different tenses (including present perfect)

 

Spellings

To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 5

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Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To empathise with a character
  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To discuss how words and phrases impact the audience
  • To infer explaining vocabulary choices

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss verb inflections

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 6

Wes Magee poetry Guard Wolf in Siberia Winter’s Wolf

 

Reading

  • To analyse and understand a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To practise spelling words associated with SPaG

Week 1

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Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To make predictions about a book
  • To discuss the language an author uses to describe a setting
  • To explain the impact language choices have on the reader
  • To explain how meaning is enhanced through word choices
  • To summarise a text

 

Writing

  • Descriptive and figurative language

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To compare different sentence types

 

Spellings

  • To identify words spelt ch but with the sh sound

Week 2

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Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To identify and discuss a theme in the text
  • To identify the vocabulary used in a biased argument
  • To explore different characters’ points of views
  • To use evidence to convey a character’s viewpoint
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Biased argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify possessive pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the gue and que sounds

Week 3

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Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an autobiography
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To compare characters within the text through the vocabulary used

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To sort words according to their word families

 

Spellings

  • To identify additional spellings + revision

Week 4

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Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To identify features of a play script
  • To analyse the impact of stage directions
  • To analyse language used and its meaning
  • To discuss how characters are developed within a play script
  • To sequence events effectively

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to recognise and write fronted adverbials

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 5

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Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan

 

Reading

  • To analyse and understand a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how repetition  can be used for effect

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 6

My Country

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss the themes within a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise a range of SPaG terminology

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Autumn 1

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  • Vanishing Rainforest
  • Journey to the River Sea
  • Information writing
  • Persuasive letter
  • Emotive letter
  • Descriptive narrative writing 
  • Letter of complaint
  • Narrative different viewpoint
  • Adventure story writing

Autumn 2

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  • Journey to the River Sea
  • Ride of Passage film
  • Snake poem
  • Tudor Rose
  • Newspaper writing
  • Setting and character description
  • Retell a story
  • Documentary
  • Poetry writing
  • Predictions and monologue
  • Character descriptions

Spring 1

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  • Tudor Rose
  • Fantastic Mr Fox play
  • Historical story writing
  • Play script
  • Speech writing
  • Alternative ending

Spring 2

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  • Secrets of Vesuvius
  • Biography
  • Detective and mystery writing
  • Explanation
  • Persuasive writing and diary
  • Emotive recount
  • Balanced argument

Summer 1

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  • Wolves of Currumpaw
  • Guard Wolf in Siberia poem
  • Winter’s Wolf poem
  • Leaflet
  • Persuasive writing
  • Diary
  • Adventure story writing
  • Monologue
  • Poetry writing

Summer 2

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  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan poem
  • My Country poem
  • Descriptive and figurative language
  • Biased argument
  • Autobiography
  • Play script

Year 5

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

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One Dog and His Boy

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To analyse how an author builds suspense
  • To predict what will happen next
  • To analyse an author’s use of language
  • To deduce and make inferences

 

Writing

  • Suspense writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to use capital letters and full stops correctly

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 3

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One Dog and His Boy

 

Reading

  • To use evidence to justify inferences
  • To justify personal views on a text
  • To explain a character’s thoughts and feelings
  • To analyse the author’s use of language
  • To discuss the main themes of a book

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing-dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify subordinating and coordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 4

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One Dog and His Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an adventure story
  • To infer information from a text
  • To discuss a character’s transformation through the author’s language choices
  • To analyse the author’s language choices
  • To summarise effectively

 

Writing

  • Adventure story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to use relative pronouns and relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

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Beowulf

 

Reading

  • To discuss and debate traits of a character
  • To skim and scan effectively
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To infer information from a text
  • To define words in context

 

Writing

  • Argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify and use embedded clauses in writing

 

Spellings

  • To analyse different sounds of ough

Week 7

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Beowulf

 

Reading

  • To explain the thoughts and feelings of a character
  • To identify the features of a diary
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To use clues from the text to make a prediction

 

Writing

  • Argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the differences between reported and direct speech

 

Spellings

  • To analyse different sounds of ough

Week 8

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Beowulf

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a traditional story
  • To sequence events from a story
  • To infer information from the text
  • To make a prediction
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain how adverbs can be used to indicate possibility (surely, probably)

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 1

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Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a letter
  • To infer a character’s feelings
  • To use inference to discuss a character in more detail
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To explore a character’s feelings from a text

 

Writing

  • Letter of complaint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify the difference between sentences written in the active and passive voice

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 2

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Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To explore a character’s feelings in a text and make comparisons
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To infer a character’s feelings using evidence from the text
  • To practise my retrieval skills

 

Writing

  • Setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between plural and singular
  • To underline expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To recognise  spellings that change nouns to verbs

Week 3

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Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a report
  • To explain how a character is feeling using retrieval skills
  • To infer how a character is feeling from the text
  • To make predictions using evidence from the text
  • To analyse an author’s use of language

 

Writing

  • Report writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise articles and determiners

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 4

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Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of instructional writing
  • To sequence events in a text
  • To discuss the main themes of a text
  • To make inferences using evidence from the text
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise when to use nouns and pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 5

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A Christmas Carol

 

Reading

  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To examine a central theme of a text
  • To explain a character’s thoughts and feelings
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences

 

Writing

  • Character and setting descriptions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions within a text
  • To differentiate between adverbials of time, place and number

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 6

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A Christmas Carol

 

Reading

  • To identify and discuss key features of a play script
  • To discuss a character’s feelings
  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer meaning from a text
  • To write a summary

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise subjects, objects and the relationship between them

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words
  • To revise  Maths terminology

Week 7

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A Christmas Carol

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper report
  • To retrieve evidence from the text
  • To use point, evidence, explain to justify my opinion
  • To compare Scrooge’s development within the story
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall devices used to build cohesion in a paragraph (e.g. firstly, after)

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words

Week 8

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 1

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Skellig

 

Reading

  • To make predictions based on the front cover
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To explore how a writer creates imagery through their vocabulary choices
  • To make effective inferences
  • To discuss the themes of a chapter

 

Writing

  • Imagery and figurative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to write in the past, present and future tense

 

Spellings

  • To identify words ending in ious

Week 4

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Skellig

 

Reading

  • To identify key features of an information booklet
  • To retrieve key information effectively
  • To support my inferences with evidence from the text
  • To identify the impact words have on the reader
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Information leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify how commas are used to clarify meaning

 

Spellings

  • To compare words ending in cial and tial

Week 2

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Skellig

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To compare formal and informal language
  • To  explain the importance of the author’s language choices
  • To write an effective summary
  • To infer information and justify it using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the passive voice

 

Spellings

  • To identify when we use ent, ence or ency

Week 3

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Skellig

 

Reading

  • To use skim and scan to find evidence from the text
  • To make a prediction about the ending of a text
  • To infer information based on my previous reading
  • To infer information using evidence from the text
  • To reflect on character transformation

 

Writing

  • Writing in the style of an author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences in the perfect  tense

 

Spellings

  • To explain when words can end in ation

Week 5

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The Highwayman

 

Reading

  • To analyse the beginning of a narrative poem
  • To analyse the characters in a narrative poem
  • To predict the ending of a poem
  • To explain the different question types
  • To answer questions about a text to demonstrate understanding

 

Writing

  • Narrative poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the differences between hyphens and dashes

 

Spellings

  • To explain when we add suffixes

Week 6

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The Highwayman

 

Reading

  • To analyse the structure of a ghost story
  • To analyse a protagonist
  • To analyse how the author uses language to describe nature and weather creating suspense
  • To analyse the ending of a ghost story
  • To retrieve information effectively

 

Writing

  • Tension writing ghost story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use parenthesis  (brackets, dashes and commas) correctly

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of  hyphens

Week 1

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Holes

 

Reading

  • To infer ideas around a text
  • To infer ideas around a text
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the ways in which semi-colons can be used

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 2

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Holes

 

Reading

  • To identify the significant events in Holes so far
  • To analyse and discuss the beginning of Stanley’s letter homeTo retrieve information from the text
  • To discuss my favourite book (World Book Day)
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Letter in role

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the ways in which colons can be used

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 3

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Holes

 

Reading

  • To analyse the author’s use of vocabulary and language
  • To make a prediction
  • To infer about a character’s transformation
  • To explain the historical context of Holes
  • To analyse an author’s word choice

 

Writing

  • Emotive writing in the style of an author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify the difference between modal verbs used for possibility and certainty

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 4

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Holes

 

Reading

  • To discuss the impact language choices have on a story
  • To identify the features of a play script
  • To discuss the use of adverbs in a chapter
  • To compare the difference between a play script and prose
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how adverbs can indicate possibility

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 5

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The Arrival

 

Reading

  • To explore the themes within a picture book
  • To explore the personalities within a book
  • To summarise events in a text
  • To infer about the protagonist’s feelings
  • 5.To make a prediction about the ending of the text

 

Writing

Exploring themes diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To describe the use of bullet points in different texts
  • To revise devices used to build cohesion within a paragraph

 

Spellings

To compare when words have ei and ie

Week 6

Great City

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to use relative pronouns and relative clauses

 

Spellings

Class Revision session

Week 1

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London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To analyse and explain the meaning of an author’s word choice
  • To write a prediction
  • To retrieve evidence from the text
  • To discuss the significance of events in the story

 

Writing

    • Character descriptions

     

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between apostrophes for possession and apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 2

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London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper
  • To discuss important themes
  • To compare how reported and direct speech affect meaning
  • To infer about a character’s actions
  • To complete a comprehension

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to punctuate speech correctly

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 3

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London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To order events from a text
  • To identify the features of an explanation text
  • To retrieve key information
  • To discuss the impact of vocabulary choices
  • To write a prediction

 

Writing

  • Explanation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify the difference between plural and possessive s

 

Spellings

  • To discuss suffixes that sound like shun

Week 4

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London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a persuasive leaflet
  • To retrieve and record key information
  • To give the meaning of words in context.
  • To skim and scan to find information
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To give examples of fronted adverbials

 

Spellings

  • To identify a range of prefixes

Week 5

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Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction
  • To retrieve evidence from the text
  • To use inference to understand a character
  • To infer effectively
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Prediction, character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use different examples of parenthesis
  • To show how to use commas to clarify meaning

 

Spellings

  • To compare  the history of words

Week 6

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Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To discuss vocabulary to make inferences
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To put events in chronological order
  • To empathise with a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

Mystery story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recall the different word classes

 

Spellings

To recognise spelling words containing ie and ei

Week 1

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Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To analyse the impact of technical vocabulary
  • To write a summary
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how semi-colons and colons are used in different texts

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 2

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Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of suspense writing
  • To use inferences to discuss a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of vocabulary and language
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To analyse a change in character

 

Writing

  • Suspense argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise relative pronouns and relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 3

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To explain and compare the themes within a text
  • To identify the language used in an advertisement
  • To use inference to consider a character’s traits
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning

 

Writing

  • Advertisement

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify modal verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 4

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Reading

  • To answer a range of comprehension questions
  • To use inference and justify my opinions
  1. To use Point, Evidence, Explain to justify an inference
  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 5

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Reading

  • To compare and contrast myths
  • To identify language used in a myth
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To make effective inferences
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Myths and Legends story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write sentences in the perfect tense

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 6

The Piano (short film)

 

Reading

  • To summarise a story
  • To discuss the impact of figurative language
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To analyse a protagonist
  • To reflect on character transformation

 

Writing

  • Retell the story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise a range of adverbials indicating time, place and number

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Autumn 1

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  • One Dog and His Boy
  • Beowulf 
  • Suspense writing
  • Descriptive writing- dialogue
  • Adventure story
  • Argument
  • Diary entry
  • Historical story writing

Autumn 2

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  • Anglo Saxon Boy
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Letter of complaint
  • Setting description
  • Report writing
  • Instructions
  • Character and setting descriptions
  • Play script
  • Newspaper report

Spring 1

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  • Skellig
  • The Highwayman
  • Imagery and figurative writing
  • Information leaflet
  • Balanced argument
  • Writing in the style of an author
  • Narrative poetry
  • Tension writing ghost story

Spring 2

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  • Holes
  • The Arrival
  • Great City poem
  • Persuasive leaflet
  • Letter in role
  • Emotive writing in the style of an author
  • Play script
  • Exploring themes diary
  • Poetry writing

Summer 1

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  • London Eye Mystery
  • Varjak Paw
  • Character descriptions
  • Newspaper
  • Explanation
  • Persuasive leaflet
  • Prediction, character description
  • Mystery story writing

Summer 2

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  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • The Piano (short film)
  • Balanced argument
  • Suspense argument
  • Advertisement
  • Autobiography
  • Myths and legends story
  • Retell the story

Year 6

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

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Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To write a summary
  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise relative pronouns and relative clauses
  • To recognise conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 3

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Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper
  • To skim and scan effectively to find evidence from the text
  • To examine the author’s intentions
  • To identify how reported and direct speech contributes to meaning
  • To retrieve information

 

Writing

  • Newspaper account

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise different word classes (including prepositions)

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 4

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Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To write a summary
  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise relative pronouns and relative clauses
  • To recognise conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 5

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Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To explain how an author shows emotion
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To identify and explain the style of an author
  • To show how an author builds contrast
  • To recap comprehension strategies

 

Writing

  • Story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall and identify coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)
  • To identify and use a range of subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 6

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Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To compare a character throughout the text
  • To demonstrate how language develops a character
  • To justify inferences on two characters
  • To order the events of a chapter
  • To retrieve, infer and deduce information

 

Writing

  • Story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between main, subordinate and relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • To discuss grammatical terminology

Week 7

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Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To analyse a section of text
  • To make a prediction based on previous evidence
  • To complete comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the subjunctive form

 

Spellings

  • To analyse different sounds of ough

Week 8

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Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To make predictions
  • To contrast themes within a text
  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To justify my answer using evidence from the text
  • To infer effectively to answer a range of questions

 

Writing

  • Style of author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use semi-colons and colons in lists and between independent clauses

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 1

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Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To discuss contrast within the text
  • To identify themes within a text
  • To analyse a section of the text
  • To use inference to answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the difference between formal and informal

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 2

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Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To analyse and discuss language within a text
  • To answer a 3 mark question successfully
  • To identify the themes within a text

 

Writing

  • Information letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the differences between synonyms and antonyms
  • To identify sentences written in the active and passive

 

Spellings

  • To recognise spellings that change nouns to verbs

Week 3

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Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an information text
  • To analyse a character
  • To demonstrate a change in character
  • To justify my inferences
  • To complete a comprehension

 

Writing

  • Information text

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the a range of sentence types

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 4

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Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse how meaning is enhanced within a text
  • To discuss how characters are portrayed through language choices
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To infer using language from the text to justify my answer
  • To be able to justify my opinion when answering a big question

 

Writing

  • Comparative piece

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of modal and auxiliary verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 5

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Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To summarise a chapter
  • To explore and contrast the themes of a chapter
  • To skim and scan the text for information
  • To practise my comprehension skills

 

Writing

  • Narrative Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between statements, questions, commands and exclamations

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 6

Alma

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To explain the key themes within the text
  • To retrieve using evidence from the text
  • To make a prediction
  • To explain the meaning of words in context

 

Writing

  • Suspense

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPaG tests

 

Spellings

  • To revise maths terminology

Week 7

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See Through My Eyes – Karl Nova

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPaG tests

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words

Week 1

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Coraline

 

Reading

  • To make predictions
  • To analyse the first chapter ( make comparisons to other texts)
  • To retrieve information
  • To answer a range of questions
  • To answer a 3 mark guided reading question

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the progressive tense

 

Spellings

  • To compare words ending in ious

Week 2

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Coraline

 

Reading

  • To make and justify a prediction
  • To explain how an author builds suspense through their phrase choices
  • To analyse an author’s word choices
  • To explain the impact of the sentence techniques the author has used
  • To summarise a chapter succinctly

 

Writing

  • Suspense

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how suffixes and prefixes change the meaning of words

 

Spellings

  • To compare words ending in cial and tial

Week 3

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Coraline

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To retrieve information
  • To infer how a character is feeling and justify my choices
  • To analyse a character within the text
  • To answer a range of questions

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the perfect tense

 

Spellings

  • To identify when we use ent, ence or ency

Week 4

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Coraline

 

Reading

  • To explain how dialogue develops a character
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To justify my inferences
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To sequence events from a text

 

Writing

  • Dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how apostrophes are used for omission and possession (including exceptions e.g. its and the plural rule)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when words can end in ation

Week 5

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The Rabbits

 

Reading

  • To identify  the themes of a book
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To justify my choices
  • To answer a range of question types
  • To answer or false questions

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between sentences written in the past, present and future tenses (including progressive and perfect)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when we add suffixes

Week 6

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Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To explain the techniques of persuasion
  • To discuss the author’s language choices
  • To write a prediction
  • To explain how language develops a character
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of parenthesis to add extra information

 

Spellings

  • To discuss words which contain ei and ie

Week 1

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Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer comprehension questions
  • To analyse a passage justifying my opinions
  • To analyse the impact of words in context
  • To answer a range of SATS style questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how articles and determiners are used

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 2

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Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To analyse an author’s intentions through vocabulary choices
  • To explain the impact of figurative language
  • To analyse a passage discussing contrast
  • To infer meaning from a text
  • To answer a range of SATS style questions

 

Writing

  • Emotive language

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the difference between a possessive pronoun and possessive determiner
  • To give examples writing in the subjunctive form

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 3

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Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To find evidence from the text using skimming and scanning
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text
  • To infer, retrieve and deduce information from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify and use a range of prepositions
  • To give examples of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 4

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Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To explain the power of vocabulary choices
  • To use inference to understand a character’s actions
  • To analyse words in context
  • To write an effective summary
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Speech writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between reported and direct speech

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 5

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Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper
  • To identify reported and direct speech and how they contribute to meaning
  • To answer retrieval questions
  • To answer retrieval questions
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between sentences written in the active and passive voice

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of  hyphens

Week 6

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Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Reading

  • To discuss the author’s writing style
  • To discuss the themes within the text
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text
  • To summarise a passage
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Story writing – alternative perspective

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the effect of ellipsis
  • To give examples of how to use parenthesis

 

Spellings

  • To identify commonly misspelt words

Week 1

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Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of instructional writing
  • To discuss the themes within a text
  • To justify my opinion with evidence from the text
  • To compare the author’s styles of writing
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG revision

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 2

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Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG revision

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 3

Revision

Week 4

Revision

Week 5

Revision

Week 6

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Oliver Twist

 

Reading

  • To analyse how meaning is enhanced within a text
  • To compare how characters are portrayed through language choices
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To infer using language from the text to justify my answer
  • To justify my opinion when answering a big question

 

Writing

  • Character and setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To identify a range of  prefixes

Week 1

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Oliver Twist

 

Reading

  • To compare the features of tabloids and broadsheets
  • To collect evidence from the text
  • To organise the evidence collected effectively
  • To identify how reported and direct speech contributes to meaning
  • To justify my inferences

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to effectively use a range of cohesive devices (use of adverbials, repetition of a word or phrase, ellipsis, etc.)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when spelling words contain ie and ei

Week 2

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Oliver Twist

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To analyse the impact of technical vocabulary
  • To write a summary
  • To write a prediction
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to effectively use a range of layout devices
  • (headings, subheadings, subtitles, bullet points etc.)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when spelling words contain ie and ei

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

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Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Reading

  • To analyse the features of a playscript
  • To compare the language used in Shakespeare to modern day
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To evaluate the historical period
  • To contrast themes within the play

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to use the subjunctive form when writing

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 5

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Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Reading

  • To compare the characters within Macbeth
  • To write a summary
  • To write a prediction justifying it with evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To discuss the change in characters

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the differences between formal and informal writing

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 6

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Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Reading

  • To justify my inferences with evidence from the text
  • To discuss the impact of the language and phrases used in Macbeth
  • To compare the characters within the play
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To write a summary

 

Writing

  • Character and setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use semi-colons, colons and dashes in between independent clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Autumn 1

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  • Silver Sword
  • Rose Blanche
  • Diary
  • Newspaper account
  • Historical story writing
  • Character description
  • Diary
  • Style of the author

Autumn 2

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  • Goodnight Mr Tom
  • Alma
  • If poem
  • Persuasive letter
  • Information letter
  • Information text
  • Comparative piece
  • Narrative Writing
  • Suspense
  • Poetry

Spring 1

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  • Coraline
  • The Rabbits
  • Diary
  • Suspense
  • Monologue
  • Dialogue
  • Descriptive writing

Spring 2

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  • Shackleton’s Journey
  • Tales from Outer Suburbia
  • Diary
  • Emotive language
  • Story writing
  • Speech writing
  • Newspaper report
  • Story writing – alternative perspective

Summer 1

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  • Tales from Outer Suburbia
  • Instructions
  • Poetry
  • Character and setting description

Summer 2

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  • Oliver Twist
  • Macbeth
  • Newspaper
  • Balanced argument
  • Play script
  • Character and setting description